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Portman is the latest actress to slip into the shoes of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis in Jackie, which focuses on the immediate aftermath of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Unsurprisingly, the star's portrayal of the former First Lady landed her an Oscar nomination.
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Alongside the star-studded cast of 2013's Lee Daniels' The Butler – credits included Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, 2014 breakout David Oyelowo and the indomitable Oprah Winfrey – Kelly (of Friday Night Lights fame) was tapped for the role of Jackie. While only on screen for a short portion of the film (It covered eight presidencies), the actress had trouble nailing that perfectly lilting upper-class New York City accent, she told PEOPLE.
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Drew Barrymore starred in this 2009 remake of the 1973 documentary Grey Gardens, which tells the harrowing story of Jackie's aunt and cousin, "Big Edie" and "Little Edie," who lived for years in squalor in the family's mansion in East Hampton, New York. Tripplehorn, though only in one scene, played Jackie with quiet stoicism as she visited the mother-daughter pair at their messy home. (Bonus points to the costume department for the spot-on Jackie O headscarf and shades.)
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Acting against type, Hennessy (Law & Order) portrayed Jackie in the 2001 TV movie Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot about the three wives of three Kennedy brothers: John, Robert and Ted. Though some critics were lukewarm on her performance, many believed she got the Jackie look just right with help from costume designer Arthur Rowsell.
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The British actress assumed the role of Jackie in one of the few films whose title reflects the former first lady's second marriage to shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis: 2000's Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Like many Jackies before her, Whalley looked the part – but critics felt she fell short on fully capturing the grace and charisma of the American icon.
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In 1983, D.C. native Brown was the Jackie to Martin Sheen's John F. Kennedy Jr. in Kennedy, a miniseries that covered the couple's years in the White House. Heralded for playing Jackie "the woman" and not the privileged young girl, Brown donned multiple bouffant wigs to fully look the part. In fact, she even "tried to avoid mirrors because it was eerie to see myself," she told PEOPLE.
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The Charlie's Angels star ditched her barely-there detective costumes for conservative threads in the 1981 TV movie Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. The biopic saw Smith portray Jackie from her teenage years to her job as "Inquiring Camera Girl" for the Washington Times-Herald and finally as first lady.